Opera has released the first public beta of its Opera Mobile 9.5 browser with a "cleaner and more intuitive" new user interface, claiming added performance and faster speeds.

As with previous versions, 9.5 defaults to page overview mode, allowing the user to view the entire web page instantly and offers pan and zoom features too.

There's also save pages or images functionality, debug options via Opera Dragonfly and improved standards support.

"Our fans have been eager for the release of Opera Mobile 9.5 since it first appeared at the Mobile World Congress this year", says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software.

"We are now answering the call of the people and delivering what we proudly proclaim to be our best Opera Mobile browser to date. It is a totally new user experience."